18/07/23

Well another wonderful Chief to paint . After a period of no inspiration to paint after the Rudolf Steiner painting have now found this amazing photo of Chief Running Antelope 3/4 pose which is a challenging angle in portrait painting . The initial block in has gone to plan . Using a photo of Wes Studi Native American actor for skin tone guide . Now slowly working on the next stage of building the features of the face which will be a time consuming process .

15/09/2023

The second stage of the painting has now been completed . The painting is evolving to plan as I have worked on creating more depth in the skin tones with using careful application of light / half tones & darks . Capturing the weathered skin is always a amazing painting process that keeps me highly inspired as a portrait Artist . The clothes & medallion & scarf are looking much more complete however the whole painting still needs more refinement .